#273 — September 13, 2019

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Mobile Developer Weekly
Cross-platform mobile news, views, and developments

Brian Rinaldi recommends

5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe — 5G won’t solve the mobile web’s performance problems because we continue to send too much JavaScript that is expensive to download and even more expensive to process.

Scott Jehl

Peter Cooper recommends

iOS 13: The Top 5 Features Your App Needs Now — Learn about the five iOS 13 features you should implement to improve your app’s user experience and discoverability.

Amarildo Lucas

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Chris Brandrick recommends

Less Data Doesn't Mean a Lesser Experience — Thoughts on how you can provide a good user experience for those looking to save data, without breaking things.

Tim Kadlec

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How Apple Stacked the App Store With Its Own Products — If you’re an app developer, you may already be feeling this, but looking at the charts and numbers laid out is even more damning.

Jack Nicas and Keith Collins

Chris Brandrick recommends

Understanding Updates to Your Device’s Location Settings — Both Android 10 and iOS 13 introduce tighter privacy controls around location settings — as such, Facebook are seemingly trying to squash any concerns about how it tracks your location.

Paul McDonald (Facebook)

Chris Brandrick recommends

How We Built Vivaldi for Android — A beta of the Vivaldi browser for Android is now available. Here’s a look at how it was built — running on the latest Chromium code whilst still offering up an alternative to the core web browser experience on Android.

Jarle Antonsen

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Flutter News From GDD China: Uniting Flutter On Web and Mobile, and Introducing Flutter 1.9 — The latest stable release: Flutter 1.9 including support for macOS Catalina and iOS 13 and improved tooling support.

Chris Sells

Holly Schinsky recommends

A Guide for Better Mobile App Typography

Andrey Zhulidin

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Brian Rinaldi recommends

Create an Offline-First React Native App Using WatermelonDBWatermelonDB is a React-specific database abstraction built on top of SQLite.

Dhanraj Acharya

Holly Schinsky recommends

Introducing Property Change Notifier for Flutter Developers — A drop-in replacement for ChangeNotifier that implements a more granular observer pattern similar to PropertyChangeListener in Java.

Martin Rybak

Holly Schinsky recommends

Flutter Stream Basics for Beginners — An introduction to streams in Dart and how to use, manage and create them.

Dane Mackier

Peter Cooper recommends

Microsoft Continuing Work on React Native — Microsoft has been doing a lot of work with React Native recently, including using it in the Office suite for cross-platform components.

Mike Grabowski on Twitter

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How to Simplify Your Android App's Architecture: A Detailed Guide With Code Samples

Vitaly Kuprenko

🗓 Upcoming Events

Codemotion, September 24-25 — Madrid, Spain — A two-day event open to all languages and technologies.

Mobiconf, October 3-4 — Krakow, Poland — Connects mobile designers and developers.

Kotlin Everywhere, October 19 — Paris, France — A conference dedicated to all uses of Kotlin.

Android Dev Summit, October 23-24 — California, USA — Plenty of sessions, hands-on experiences with product demos, and opportunities to chat with the Android Dev team and community.

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